Aiken deputy fired after his arrest by another police agency

An Aiken County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being arrested in Burnettown.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Patterson, of Burnettown, was terminated Friday after the sheriff’s office learned of his arrest for unlawful use of a telephone, said sheriff’s Capt. Charles Barranco.

Mr. Patterson had worked for the sheriff’s office for five years, and was most recently working in juvenile investigation, Capt. Barranco said.

Capt. Barranco said he did not want to comment on the details of Mr. Patterson’s arrest.

“We require our deputies conduct themselves a certain way on and off duty,” Capt. Barranco said this afternoon.

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